There are actually two Mechwarrior video games coming out in 2012. Mechwarrior Tactics looks like an online version of original Battletech, and just released some screenshots, hexes and all.
The ability to pilot a giant battlemech against other human pilots online is enough to get a gamers drooling all over their SRM launch controls. Here’s a look at the new teaser trailer for Mechwarrior Online, featuring a big friend who carries the weight of the world on his shoulders.
Heroscape is often overlooked by serious gamers, partly because it’s marketed toward kids and partly because it can be found in the toy departments of mass market stores. Despite the lightweight reputation, it’s actually a solid tactical game with plenty of options for fun customization.
If you’re anything like me, you can’t get enough of military mecha fighting sci-fi battles on distant worlds. Luckily for all of us, Heavy Gear offers a rich pseudohistorical backdrop for mech-on-mech warfare and a deep suite of tactical rules. This now classic game has plenty to please both wargamers and giant robot fans.
Purple Pawn has an excellent article up about Iron Wind Metals, maker of fine metal minis. Not only does it include cool inside info (and photos) on the making of the minis, but an in-depth chronology dating back to 1975 and the creation of Ral Partha. The decades in between are a twisting labyrinth of [...]
MechWarrior will return to PCs and show up on the Xbox 360 someday soon, and BattleTech co-creator Jordan Weisman is at the helm once again. Are we ready for an intense tactical mech war game in destructible urban environments, with three of your friends joining your assault lance? Yes. Yes we are.
You’re probably familiar with Michael Stackpole due to his many BattleTech novels and the popular X-Wing series of Star Wars novels. He’s the rare writer who made the jump from working on role-playing games to a career as a successful novelist. He had some interesting things to say about the new role digital publishing will [...]
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to take control of a 100-ton walking armored weapons platform (and who hasn’t?), you may want to make some summer travel plans. These simulator pods are probably the closest you can come to real BattleTech combat.
Well, here I am at Origins. There are lots of games. I am going to play as many of them as humanly possible in the next three days.
Jordan Weisman has a strange habit of utterly revolutionizing the gaming industry in incredibly profitable ways. Since founding FASA, creating Battletech, founding Wizkids and basically creating the entire genre of collectible miniatures gaming, he’s been busily forming a new company. What’s he got cooking this time? Probably not what you expect.
If you’re the sort of gamer who prefers your bipedal war machines to be made of metal, hand-painted, and equipped with hit location tracking charts, then we have a treat for you. Guest writer Brian Compter from ScrapYardArmory.com leads us through the twisted real-world history of one of the best sci-fi universes ever created – [...]
This week’s Miniature of the Week comes to us from Brian Compter of ScrapYardArmory.com, who painted up this vivid Warhammer for his Classic Battletech lance.
It’s the first ever Robot Viking Miniature of the Week! Click through to see the rest of the image, a stunning Battletech tableau from the Origins Game Fair in 2005. Plus, find out how your miniatures could be featured here.